Remote learning, application deadlines, Transition Program, Virtual Orientation and welcome events, Virtual Open House, Arts and Science online info sessions, Engineering, AgBio, MATH 101, Education, USask news, upcoming dates and deadlines.
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Welcome to a special summer edition of our counsellor newsletter!

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has many exciting initiatives planned for prospective and new students. Read on to learn more!

Remote learning 

Online or remote learning can be a rich learning experience, but also different than learning in a typical university classroom. Preparation, persistence and holding yourself accountable are key to being a successful remote learner. Visit our remote learning webpage to learn more.
Remote learning resources
Application deadlines for Fall 2020

Some USask colleges are still accepting applications for the Fall 2020 Term (September).

August 15 is the deadline for Canadian citizens and permanent residents to apply for:

Application deadlines for Winter 2021

The colleges listed below are accepting applications for the Winter 2021 Term (January). The deadline to apply is September 1 for international applicants and December 1 for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. 
How to apply
Arts and Science Transition Program

The College of Arts and Science at USask is excited to welcome new students to the Transition Program for the 2020-21 academic year!

The Transition Program is open to students who are under 21 with a high school admission average between 60-69%.

Students must first apply to Arts and Science before being considered for the University Transition Program. The deadlines to apply to Arts and Science (as described in the section above) are applicable to the Transition Program.

Learn more
Virtual Orientation and welcome events

September 2, 2020

Orientation is the official welcome for new students to the University of Saskatchewan! This year, Orientation will be held online. We are planning an exciting virtual day for students to engage with each other and build community! We strongly encourage all new students to participate in Orientation.

Welcome events 
August 27 and 28; September 1, 2020

Additional virtual welcome events for Indigenous students will be held on August 27 and 28, and for international students on September 1.

New students will receive more information about Orientation and welcome events, including registration links, in early August.
More info
Virtual Open House 

Join us for our virtual Open House on September 24, 2020 from 3-7 pm CST (Saskatchewan time)!

Open House is our annual event for prospective students to explore life as a USask student. This year we are planning a full suite of interactive activities for you to discover USask!

Please note that this year a separate Counselor Day event will not take place at the same time. Counselors are welcome to join the same sessions as students and their parents. We expect to offer a separate Counselor Information Day at a later date.

More information about Open House will be communicated to you and your students in September.

Arts and Science info sessions

The College of Arts and Science is offering online information sessions for new students and parents in July - August.

New Arts and Science students who weren't able to participate in U-Start are invited to attend the August 10 online session. Parents/supporters of new Arts and Science students can attend the July 29 or August 13 online sessions. 

Click on the dates above to register and learn more information. 
Engineers the World Needs

The USask College of Engineering is hoping you can help us find students who are creative, team players, adventurers; the problem solvers and thinkers who ask “why” and want to make a difference in our world.

USask Engineering is re-defining engineering education, with a major announcement scheduled for Fall 2020 that will transform the undergraduate student experience and help more students discover that there is a place for them in engineering studies.

Before Fall 2020, we want to share the following updates:
  • Summer top-ups for engineering students
    • All registered engineering students for Fall Term 2020 will be eligible to receive free summer top-ups for classes like math, physics and chemistry. Students will be notified of dates and steps to register via email after they sign up for their regular Fall and Winter term courses.
  • Online recruitment events:
    • We look forward to meeting your students at our upcoming online recruitment event What is Engineering? Along with other USask colleges we will be also be at Open House and other recruitment fairs.
  • First year support: 
    • We have created many resources to help ensure incoming first year engineering students are ready for the first day of classes. 
For more information, please contact the Engineering Student Centre at or (306) 966-5274.
Agriculture and Bioresources new students

New Agriculture and Bioresources students are encouraged to view the New to AgBio brochure and visit the New to AgBio webpage for program planning videos and next steps. 

Prospective students can start researching programs in Agriculture and Bioresources on our admissions website

For more information contact

MATH 101 for Arts and Science

Starting in Fall Term 2020, students completing degrees in the College of Arts and Science will need to meet a quantitative reasoning requirement.

For students who haven’t traditionally been comfortable reasoning with numbers, statistics and data, a new course titled MATH 101: Quantitative Reasoning is one of the best ways to meet the new requirement.

MATH 101 is specially designed for students in BA, BFA and BMus programs. MATH 101 uses teamwork and real-world problem solving to build confidence and a solid foundation in math. The course is available only to College of Arts and Science students.
Learn more
Education new students

New Bachelor of Education students are encouraged to review their welcome packages they received by email. The welcome package contains important information to assist students with program planning and registration. It also includes the link to our New to Education page that features helpful videos.
For more information contact or 306-966-7654.
USask news

COVID-19 updates

For more information about the University of Saskatchewan's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit

Find information for prospective and incoming students on the future undergraduate students page.

Read stories about the USask community coming together to support one another on the USask Unites page.

Learn facts, tips and prevention about staying well during COVID-19.

Upcoming dates and deadlines

July 29
Arts and Science parent/supporter info session

August 3
• University services closed for Saskatchewan Day

August 10
Arts and Science student info session

August 10 - 27
Science and Math Prep Program session two

August 13
Arts and Science parent/supporter info session

August 15
• Deadline for Canadian citizens and permanent residents to apply for admission and submit transcripts and supporting documents for Fall Term 2020 for:
          -Arts and Science

August 27-28 
Aboriginal Students' Centre New Student Welcome

September 1 
• Welcome for new international students

Deadline for international applicants to apply for admission for Winter Term 2021 for:
        -Agriculture and Bioresources
        -Arts and Science
        -Edwards School of Business

September 2 

September 3
• Classes begin for most colleges

September 7
• University services closed for Labour Day

September 24 
• Open House

For more information see our admissions websitepast newsletters and new students webpage.
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